Riverwood’s Mission

Our Mission at Riverwood is to improve health by providing high quality, compassionate and personalized care. Riverwood hospital serves Aitkin County and surrounding communities in north central Minnesota, with full service primary care clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. At Riverwood Healthcare, you can expect top quality medical care delivered by a team of caring healthcare professionals.

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About our Facility

Riverwood Healthcare Center ranks among the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the USA, for both 2017 and 2018. As a trusted leader for the communities it serves, Riverwood is proud to deliver high quality medicine from a team of caring and highly skilled healthcare professionals.

We offer healthcare services for every stage of life, from birth to end of life, including:

Aitkin Community Hospital, d.b.a. Riverwood Healthcare Center, opened its doors in 1955, thanks to many local residents coming together  to invest in better health for all. Our founders’ passion for caring for the health of our people and our community continues strong today.

Your health is our top priority. Together, we will make your patient experience the best it can be.

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  • 25-Bed Critical Access Hospital
  • Top Quality Medical Care in the Region
  • Wide Range of Specialty Care
  • Extensive List of Healthcare Providers
  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive Advanced Life Support Hospital
  • Level I Heart Attack Program
  • Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™
The Latest News

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on Tues., Dec. 25, and Tues., Jan. 1. The clinics will also close early at noon on Mon., Dec. 24, and Mon., Dec. 31 for the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve holidays. The Urgent […]

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For anyone considering joint replacement surgery or treatment options, Riverwood Healthcare Center sponsors a monthly class in Aitkin. The class covers common signs, symptoms and causes for hip and knee arthritis and the range of treatment options, including what to expect before, during and after total joint replacement surgery. It meets on the third Wednesday, […]

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Since receiving a grant for addressing the opioid crisis earlier this year, Riverwood Healthcare Center has been partnering with local organizations to raise awareness around what the community can do to address opioid addiction and abuse issues. The Aitkin County Opioid Task Force, formed in June 2018, includes Riverwood, Northland Counseling, local school districts–Aitkin, Hill […]

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